All-star Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter and his family have purchased his grandfather's childhood home – a local landmark called the Tiedemann Castle – and are moving forward with sweeping renovations of the 100-year-old property. For the past century, the Tiedemann Castle has been a building local artists painted and photographers used for postcards. It's been home to two prominent local families: the Gudewills and the Tiedemanns. Now, the property belongs to Jeter and his family. The Jeters have had longtime – and sentimental – ties to the old estate: It is the childhood home of Jeter's maternal grandfather, William "Sonny" Connors.
By wreed @ 2010-07-27 13:23:14